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Cereal

Discussion in 'Health' started by Oli Fry, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Oli Fry

    Oli Fry Regular Member Registered

    Clayton and Grumpy like to have some human food every evening before they go to roost. Usually this consists of steamed vegetables or pasta or a bit of oily fish or other healthy fare. However last night I let them have some Weetabix with oatmilk. Unfortunately they loved it so much, I let them have rather a lot - but I know this is not really advisable. Does anyone know of a 'bird safe' cereal which I can share with them, if such a thing exists?
     
  2. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    Dora likes to rifle through my (no sugar, no salt) muesli to find any nuts (normally leave 1 hazelnut for her but remove the rest), and likes wheat flakes dampened with soya milk. She will eat a bit of both and then (of course) throw the rest on the floor.
     
  3. Oli Fry

    Oli Fry Regular Member Registered

    Little tinker! I think that's the answer - some nice posh low-sugar muesli, which I must admit is easy to find in North London.
     
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  4. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    We all had porridge this morning mine made with milk theirs made with hot water then allowed to cool and they love it when its just luke warm sometime I add things like mushed up blueberries to give it a bit of a tang or a spoonful of orange juice - not the bottled stuff but pure fresh orange juice
     
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  5. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    side note forgot to say porridge for humans AND parrots lowers cholesterol so its a good thing for all of us :)
     
  6. Oli Fry

    Oli Fry Regular Member Registered

    I've bought some low-sugar granola from the Waitrose opposite the office, and some more oat milk. It has just struck me that I could add some of their Harrisons 'high-potency fine' pellets to it as well, for added virtue. Anything that helps them settle down nice and early is good news for me (and the rest of the street).
     
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  7. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    My flock love uncooked porridge just soaked in cold water or as part of a chop
     
  8. Wendy Cooper-Wolfe

    Wendy Cooper-Wolfe Regular Member Registered

    Its difficult to find unsweetened cereals here - the French consider breakfast cereal for children and most seem to have chocolate in them (even at Easter I cant consider eating chocolate in the morning). The Biocoop does all the ingredients loose though so easy to make up a muesli mix of choice.
     
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  9. Oli Fry

    Oli Fry Regular Member Registered

    I guess that's the best approach anyway.
    Grumpy and my daughter thoroughly enjoyed throwing the sloppy muesli all over the place last night. It'll be peas tonight.
     
  10. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

    Human cereal in general is fortified with 'stuff' and even low sugar is poss too much IMHO. Porridge is really good and you can add lots to it. I always try and steer away from 'soy' anything with the birdies if poss.